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Raising Early Achievement in Math with Interactive Apps: A Randomized Control Trial

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Authors: Outhwaite, L. A., Faulder, M., Gulliford, A., & Pitchford, N. J.

In a pupil-level randomized control trial we evaluated the effectiveness of a new math app intervention to support young children’s early math development. The results showed children using the math apps either as a supplementary intervention or instead of a small group teacher-led math activity made significant learning gains in comparison with children receiving standard practice only. This study suggests high-quality math apps can be used as a form of quality math instruction in a well-rounded curriculum to raise achievement in early math for all children.